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Where is RHBC?

Rocky Hock Baptist Church is located in northern Chowan county outside of Edenton, NC. From Edenton, head north on Hwy 32 for about 5 miles and then take a left on to Rocky Hock Rd. Rocky Hock Baptist church will be about two miles on your left. Only a total of about 10 minutes from Edenton. Click "More Info" below to find us on Google Maps.

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Are there any children and youth programs?

Rocky Hock Baptist Church offers many ministries and programs for our children and youth. Everything from mission trips to various Bible studies, RHBC has many Christ centered growth opportunities to be a part of. Please click "More Info" below to find out more. Thanks for visiting!

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What can I expect?

Rocky Hock Baptist Church is located in rural Chowan County. Rocky Hock is a small farming community that rests on the banks of the Chowan River. Rocky Hock is often referred to as "God's Country" as it is one of the most beautiful places to call home. We invite you to the Rocky Hock Baptist Church family, our community, and most importantly God's Word. You will always be welcomed at RHBC! Click the button below to find out more about us.

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Welcome to Rocky Hock Baptist Church!

Welcome to Rocky Hock Baptist Church.  We're faithfully pursuing our calling as a church that will go and make disciples who live deeper in Christ.  Please browse our site for more information and we hope to see you soon.

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There many Advent traditions throughout the religions of the world but the most common Advent candle tradition, however, involves four candles around the wreath. A new candle is lit on each of the four Sundays before Christmas. Each candle represents something different, although traditions vary. Often, the first, second, and fourth candles are purple; the third candle is rose-colored. Sometimes all the candles are red; in other traditions, all four candles are blue or white. Occasionally, a fifth white candle is placed in the middle of the wreath and is lit on Christmas Day to celebrate Jesus’ birth.

The word “Advent” is derived from the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming,” which is a translation of the Greek word parousia.  Most know Advent today as a time of anticipation and expectation of the birth of Christ. Advent lasts for four Sundays leading up to Christmas. 

The first candle symbolizes hope and is called the "Prophet’s Candle." The prophets of the Old Testament, especially Isaiah, waited in hope for the Messiah’s arrival.

The second candle represents love and is called "Bethlehem’s Candle." Micah had foretold that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, which is also the birthplace of King David.

The third candle symbolizes joy and is called the "Shepherd’s Candle." To the shepherd’s great joy, the angels announced that Jesus came for humble, unimportant people like them, too. In liturgy, the color rose signifies joy.

The fourth candle represents peace and is called the "Angel’s Candle." The angels announced that Jesus came to bring peace--He came to bring people close to God and to each other again.

The (optional) fifth candle represents light and purity and is called "Christ’s candle." It is placed in the middle and is lit on Christmas Day.

 

 

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